France to introduce eco-tax on flights leaving country from 2020

France will introduce a new charge on plane tickets from next year, with revenue that will be used to fund environment-friendly alternatives. This was revealed by the country’s transport minister Elisabeth Borne. She said, “The ‘eco-tax’ costing between EUR 1.50 (USD 1.7) and EUR 18 (USD 20) will apply to most flights departing from France.”

The only exceptions will be for domestic flights to Corsica and France’s overseas territories and connecting flights that pass through France. It will not apply to flights arriving in France.

France will introduce a new charge on plane tickets from next year, with revenue that will be used to fund environment-friendly alternatives. This was revealed by the country’s transport minister Elisabeth Borne. She said, “The ‘eco-tax’ costing between EUR 1.50 (USD 1.7) and EUR 18 (USD 20) will apply to most flights departing from France.”

The only exceptions will be for domestic flights to Corsica and France’s overseas territories and connecting flights that pass through France. It will not apply to flights arriving in France.

The tax is expected to raise about EUR 180 million (USD 202 million) from 2020, the transport minister added.

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